Social Work Assistant (Permanent)

Favourite Renfrewshire Council
Ref no: REN02728
Closes: Monday, 29th January 2018
Published: Thursday, 11th January 2018
Location: Charleston Centre, 49 Neilston Road.
Salary: £18,147 - £19,826 per year
Hours: 28.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Part Time
Organisation: Renfrewshire Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Adults and Children Social Work

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Based at Charleston Centre, 49 Neilston Road, Paisley. You will provide a service to the clients within the mental health team under supervision of the senior social worker. An ability to build up effective professional relationships with other agencies is essential. You will be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, as well as on your own, taking on board the views and opinions of other professionals which would inform any assessment of clients referred to the team and be able to demonstrate a non discriminatory approach at all levels and a genuine and an empathic approach towards the needs of clients and their families. You will also be committed to social work services values within Renfrewshire Council
It is also essential you are highly motivated, flexible and possess effective interpersonal skills as well as be able to prioritise work, demonstrate effective assessment and communication skills, both verbally and written and can use IT packages. It is desirable that you have experience working within a mental health setting and be able to promote public understanding of mental health issues and resources available within the community. It is also desirable that you hold a SVQ3 in Social Care, or equivalent qualification or the ability to work towards it, and are able to demonstrate an enthusiasm and willingness to work in this challenging area and have flexibility regarding working in a variety of locations and possible evening work.
Further information in respect of this post can be obtained by contacting Sheena Smith SSW, at the Charleston Centre, telephone 0141 618 5600. Full training and support will be given to ensure that you are able to maintain the service’s commitment to continuous improvement.
If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk. Closing Date - Monday 29 January 2018

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